Two of the strains in the 2015 trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine composition differ from those in the 2014 vaccine, which complicates the vaccine manufacturing process. This will result in up to one month’s delay, bringing the start of the annual influenza vaccination program to April.
This year we will be running dedicated “FLU VACCINATION CLINICS” and you will be able to book via our on-line appointment system.
Once we have received a supply of the Flu Vaccine, we will be advising our patients via SMS – so please ensure you have checked we have your mobile telephone number.
Within the SMS message there will be a link that will take you to the on-line Flu Clinic booking.
Again, once we have received supply of flu vaccine, we will advise our patients via SMS.
Issued by: Dr Michael Ackland, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victoria
The Department is not recommending Hepatitis A vaccine for people who are well and have consumed the products that have been recalled. Immunisation is only recommended if a patient is a contact of a confirmed case of Hepatitis A.
VIEW UPDATE: Department of Health: Latest Media Update - Hepatitis A in Frozen Berries (20/02/2015)
As at 5 pm 20 February there are 14 cases nationally, 3 in Victoria; 5 in New South Wales, 5 in Queensland and 1 in WA.
Monitor yourself and others who consumed the product for symptoms of fever, nausea or abdominal discomfort. Symptoms may appear between 15 and 50 days after catching the virus from eating the product. If symptoms appear, see your doctor immediately.
In the meantime, practice good hygiene. Steps you can take include:
It is important to identify symptoms early to help prevent the disease spreading. If you have symptoms including fever, nausea or abdominal discomfort, see your doctor immediately.
The Department of Health and Human Services is not recommending routine Hepatitis A vaccination for people who have consumed the recalled products and are well. If you have any concerns about your health you should see your doctor for advice.
If you require more information - go to:
Vic Health or Better Health Vic
Fact Sheet for Patients and Consumers - Hepatitis A and frozen berry products recall
You can contact the practice or
Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24
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